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Santa Monica, CA
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Urban Country houses unique objects and colorful remnants of America's past. Starting in the late 1990's, Steven Schwartz and Casey Hale have focused the Urban Country collection on anonymous American Folk art as well as pieces from carnivals, circuses and sideshows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vintage sideshow banners, shooting galleries and ventriloquist heads are on display alongside vintage industrial furniture and lighting, antique American flags, massive 19th century general store tables, anonymous American folk art and humorous vintage and antique ro...Read More

Urban Country

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Vintage Pair of Reptile Zoo Snake Signs
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Pair of vintage hand-painted wood zoo signs for reptile exhibit. From Benson's Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, New Hampshire. The farm was called the "Strangest Farm on Earth" and opened...
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

O'Henry Fred Johnson Salem Witch Trials Sideshow Spider Girl Banner
Located in Santa Monica, CA
O'Henry Tent and Awning sideshow banner with original shipping tag. Unusual subject matter and fantastic story from the Salem witch trails to Spider Girl. This banner appears to have...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

c1890 42 Star American Uncut Flags Washington State
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Framed uncut roll of 42 star American Flags. Washington state was the 42nd state to enter the union. This flag was never official as four other states entered the union that same yea...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Political and Patriotic Memo...

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Cotton

Vintage Cast Iron Clown Shooting Gallery Target Original Paint Surface
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Rarely seen red nose cast iron clown carnival shooting gallery target. Layers of fantastic original park paint. Perfect color choices and face detail with just the right amount of sh...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Iron

Giant Wood Carved Carousel Carnival Pier Mirror
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic statement piece! Gigantic wood carved center mirror from turn of the century carousel. Hand carved wood with layers of original paint surface. Some metal and iron supports ...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Folk Art Carnival Art

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Metal

c 1920 Brass Star of David Chandelier from Chicago Synagogue
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Historical and significant brass electrified Star of David from the last grand Chicago synagogue, Agudas Achim. Beautiful when lit. Hard to believe these were hung as chandeliers in ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs

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Brass

Vintage Carnival or Casino Neptune's Trident Lighted Trade Sign Americana
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Unique lighted Neptune's trident carnival ride or casino trade sign. Really nice graphic piece. Original layers of golden yellow and red park paint. Provides a nice amount of warm li...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Signs

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Metal

Giant Wood Early 20th Century Hand Painted Americana Barber Shop Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large and chunky Americana! Fantastic and original Barber Shop trade sign in the shape of a barber pole. Great statement piece. Layers of super graphic red and white original paint. ...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

Early 20th Century Carnival Carousel Funhouse Architectural Columns
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fun antique architectural elements from carnival carousel or funhouse ride. Layers of beautiful original park paint. Great scale for wall art or to act as a frame for something else....
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Antique 1890s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

Vintage Hand Painted British Motorcycle Shop Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage graphic Motorcycles sales and service sign. Great hand-painted lettering. Wood with original paint surface. Found in the northeastern United States. Fun Americana with a Brit...
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

19th Century American General Store Apothecary Grain Paint Hand Stenciling
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Beautiful 19th century general store large scale yellow pine apothecary in old surface. Found in the north eastern united states. Most likely of Pennsylvania origin. Red stain grain ...
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Antique 1880s American Folk Art Painted Furniture

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Wood

Circa 1890 Hardware Store Wood Trade Sign Carved Smaltz Black and Gold Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Exceptional late 19th century hand carved letters with black and Gold paint and black smaltz background. Excellent typography. Great wall art. Simple and bold.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

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